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The European Parliament has shown the way for the next Commission migration agenda.

Udo Bullmann: EU policy solutions on migration revolve around solidarity

Ahead of the EU member states discussions next week and again at end of August on combating refugee smuggling and preventing loss of lives in the Mediterranean, S&D Group president, Udo Bullman,...

Silicon Valley is embracing EU's leadership in data protection and privacy, say S&D MEPs

A delegation of S&D MEPs travelled to the United States this week to meet leading digital and hi-tech players in Silicon Valley, and to discuss how best to meet the challenges and opportunities...
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Strong transatlantic dialogue with progressive forces is more important than ever

A high-ranking S&D delegation just concluded its four-day visit to Washington DC. The delegation, composed of MEPs Victor Boștinaru, Tanja Fajon, Maria João Rodrigues, Jeppe Kofod, Knut...
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S&Ds protest against Nation State and Breaking the Silence Laws in Israel

Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament protest against the controversial Nation State Law adopted by Knesset today, declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people with Hebrew as...
S&D Group: Visa liberalisation for Kosovo, Ukraine and Georgia – Better late than never!, S&D vice-president Knut Fleckenstein, responsible for foreign affairs, neighbourhood policy and enlargement,

Kosovo has done its homework - citizens deserve to freely travel to Europe

S&D Group welcomes today’s European Commission announcement that Kosovo has made sufficient progress with regards to the fight against corruption and organised crime, and should now be granted a...
EU Flag : S&D Group: "We will support Jean-Claude Juncker if he respects our policy programme for change"

S&Ds president Udo Bullmann: We will not allow our values to be undermined by people like Trump and Putin

"The US and the Russian President have a lot in common: they both try to sell a meeting without concrete results as a success, and they have both become a risk to Europe – Trump with his...
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S&D Euro MPs welcome a milestone agreement on migration at the UN

Following the accord reached in the UN on an international agreement to manage migration, S&D vice-president responsible for foreign affairs and human rights, Elena Valenciano, stated: “The S...
Pittella: Trump is the expression of a virus spreading across the US and EU. The EU must now reform, abandon step-by-step policy and address people's concerns

If we want to ensure peace, we have to defend democracies against Trumpism, says Bullmann

On the occasion of the NATO Summit, S&D president Udo Bullmann says: "The world will not become a safer place with a US president who only calls for more and more military spending and alienates...

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